BREAKING: Bruins Tuukka Rask has opted out of playoffs

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Nov 3, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) during the third period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING: Bruins Tuuka Rask has Opted Out of Playoffs

BREAKING NEWS – Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has opted out of the playoffs. This news comes ahead of today’s game three against the Carolina Hurricanes. Rask released a statement on the team’s website. He wanted “to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that is being with my family.”

Halak Starts in Rask’s Place

Backup goalie Jaroslav Halak will start in Rask’s place. Halak is 35-years-old and played in 31 games this season. He is a capable backup as he won a share of the Williams M. Jennings trophy. This is an award for the team with the fewest goals scored against their goaltenders.

Via: @NHLBruins

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